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When it comes to weight training, dumbbells are some of the most popular fitness equipment out there. They’re versatile, increase muscle tone as well as strength. They’re known to engage so many muscles at once thus increasing the gains out of any workout session. Here are 5 reasons why you need to get a dumbbell.

Relative low cost: When compared with other fitness equipment, dumbbells provide more value for money as they can be used to perform a variety of exercises. Some exercise equipment cost a lot more and can only be used for one exercise.

Provide a huge range of exercises: If compared to barbells for instance, one can perform almost every single exercise done on a barbell. With a dumbbell you can do single-arm and alternating arm exercises which also work out different muscles at the same time.

Space saving: With a dumbbell, all you need is an open space and a rubber mat to protect the floor. If you want to explore more exercises then the only other fitness equipment you may need is an adjustable bench press.

Small number of dumbbells needed to train the whole body. Regular fitness enthusiasts will require about 5 pounds up to 70 pounds to workout with one of these. The Powertrain Easy To Use Adjustable Dumbbell Set for example can be automatically changed to achieve a resistance of 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds each. It adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to 25 pounds and then in 5 pound increments, enabling you to gradually increase your strength while training with the perfect weight to push your limits. Advanced male athletes may require dumbbells that go up to 125 pounds.

Safer to use: When compared to barbells, dumbbells do not pose a huge risk of injury if dropped during a workout. For example, if you lose your balance when doing leg-squats, you can easily drop them and regain your balance.
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